Category: Advice

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How I Chose Internal Medicine for My Residency Specialty

How I Chose Internal Medicine for My Residency Specialty

The further you get into your medical school journey, the higher the pressure gets for you to decide what specialty best fits you as an individual [...]
Implicit Bias and Microaggressions in Medicine

Implicit Bias and Microaggressions in Medicine

Though they practice in different cities and clinical areas, Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford and Dr. Tamika Cross have four things in common. First, amon [...]
How I Passed My PNP Certification Exam: My Study Plan and Tools

How I Passed My PNP Certification Exam: My Study Plan and Tools

If you’re a current/aspiring healthcare professional, chances are high that you’ve taken lots of exams. I am currently a PNP-PC (Pediatric Nurse Pract [...]
3 Steps You Can Take to Provide More Accessible Healthcare  

3 Steps You Can Take to Provide More Accessible Healthcare  

When patients negatively review their U.S. health providers, most cite their clinicians’ poor bedside manner or the front desk staff’s rude custom [...]
Online Distance Learning Tips During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Online Distance Learning Tips During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has left students scrambling, leading to canceled clinicals and closed college campuses. As online distance learning beco [...]
Does Board Certification Matter?

Does Board Certification Matter?

There is always an ongoing debate as to whether board certification enhances a physician’s skills or if it is little more than a money-making sche [...]
How to Discuss Palliative Care and Hospice with Patients 

How to Discuss Palliative Care and Hospice with Patients 

Discussions about end of life are some of the most difficult to hold with a patient and his or her family. Some clinicians report that they never [...]
The Benefits of Group Studying

The Benefits of Group Studying

There can be many pros and cons of studying alone vs. in a group setting. Discovering your preferred method, along with healthy study habits and t [...]
Learning to Use “People First” Language with Patients 

Learning to Use “People First” Language with Patients 

With all the regulations and documentation and cultural requirements you have to absorb into your daily practice, changing the language you use to [...]
Do I Have to Report My Mental Illness as a Physician?

Do I Have to Report My Mental Illness as a Physician?

Despite the fact that mental illness is talked about more openly than in decades past, and in some corners, its stigma is being reduced, many rema [...]
Calling New Interns: Tips For Surviving Your Intern Year

Calling New Interns: Tips For Surviving Your Intern Year

For a lot of people, July is the start of summer. The start of pool time, barbecues with friends, but for Medical Interns, it's time to get to wor [...]
Preventive Measures to Make a Hangover More Manageable

Preventive Measures to Make a Hangover More Manageable

Independence Day is usually filled with grilling, watching fireworks and for some, drinking a healthy amount of alcohol. Check out our preventive [...]
How to Ace Your PA Exam: Tips & Tricks

How to Ace Your PA Exam: Tips & Tricks

Even though I acknowledge that grades and tests don't always correlate appropriately with the quality of health care a student will go on to provi [...]
7 Tips to Make Your Practice LGBTQ+ Friendly

7 Tips to Make Your Practice LGBTQ+ Friendly

In today's world, doctors and healthcare professionals have to strive to create a comfortable environment so patients will want to come back and s [...]
How I Prioritize Fitness as a Busy Physician

How I Prioritize Fitness as a Busy Physician

Prioritizing fitness is a challenge for many people and can be even more cumbersome as a practicing physician. With busy schedules and late-night [...]
17 Best Medical Podcasts to Subscribe to in 2020

17 Best Medical Podcasts to Subscribe to in 2020

Whether you are an aspiring physician or experienced in your specialty, we have no doubt that you are passionate about the medical industry. You k [...]
New Year’s Resolutions to Share with Your Patients

New Year’s Resolutions to Share with Your Patients

A New Year’s resolution that you can share with patients? That doesn’t sound even vaguely realistic. The point is, it might be possible to share N [...]
Why Would a Seemingly Well-Adjusted Doctor Commit Suicide?

Why Would a Seemingly Well-Adjusted Doctor Commit Suicide?

We all know them: the high performing, high volume physicians who seem to be in control, driven, engaged, and highly motivated. They may be physic [...]
Applying Your Past Experiences to Your Medical Training

Applying Your Past Experiences to Your Medical Training

We all come from different backgrounds. I remember my incoming medical school class at Penn State consisted of a wide range of individuals—some th [...]
Resident Edition: What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

Resident Edition: What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

Inspiration comes in many different forms, but for medical residents, it is usually in the shape of a human being who loomed large somewhere in th [...]
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